A cruise vacation gives families a chance to spend time together and say "why not" to an almost unlimited number of activities and adventures, both onshore and onboard. Where else can you and your kids enjoy a water park on a private island or see a Broadway-style show in the middle of the ocean? Our Explorations! Shore excursions will turn every destination into an adventure and our innovative ships will provide entertainment the whole family can enjoy. Check out some of the incredible family-friendly experiences we offer, and start planning your next cruise vacation with Royal Caribbean today!
Onboard Features and Activities
With the most innovative ships at sea, Royal Caribbean offers plenty of ways to keep kids entertained. Kids and their parents together can participate in fun onboard activities like ice-skating, karaoke, and talent shows. Or parents can rest easy while kids hang out with their peers in our various kids and teen only lounges. Our ships are also ideal for some friendly family competition with a race to the top on our famous rock wall or a round of mini-golf, then try inline skating or book a private surfing session on the FlowRider - an amazing wave simulator.
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Family Destinations and Shore & Land Excursions
Royal Caribbean's private destinations, CocoCay and Labadee, have all the makings of a perfect family adventure. Both islands offer pristine beaches and spectacular scenery and Family Beach Activities, but kids will be most fascinated by state-of-the-art Aqua Parks and Labadee Luc's Splash Bash. Older kids can try parasailing, snorkeling--or, for a truly wild adventure, they can soar along Labadee's new Mile Long Zip Line. Younger children (ages 3 to 8), accompanied by their parents, can experience a special driving adventure on the Fisher-Price Power Wheels Track, featured on CocoCay.
With the huge variety of Shore & Land Excursions offered at all Royal Caribbean destinations, you're sure to find many that are suitable for the entire family. Sightsee, snorkel, explore ancient ruins or investigate a city museum- there is an excursion to match any taste or activity level.
Kids & Teens
Adventure Ocean is a complimentary program of fun and educational activities open to all our junior cruisers, ages 3-11 Children are separated by age, and will have an opportunity to learn about local customs, perform cool science experiments, and make great new friends. Our 12-14 and 15-17 Teen groups give them the freedom to come and go as they please for sports, themed parties, movie nights and more. Teens can also meet up and chill out in the laid-back Living Room lounge, or cut loose at Fuel, our teen-only nightclub.
To participate in Adventure Ocean, children must be three years of age and potty-trained (no pull-ups or diapers). Parents can feel confident leaving their children with us because every staff member of our Adventure Ocean and Teen programs holds a college degree in education, recreation, or related field and has experience working with children ages 3-17. All are certified in CPR. Learn more about Adventure Ocean.
Royal Babies & Royal Tots
Join your 6- to 36-month-old in the fun of Royal Babies and Royal Tots, interactive playgroup sessions developed by early childhood experts at Fisher-Price. Each 45-minute session* offers age-appropriate activities that expose children to new experiences while seamlessly combining playtime with learning time. On our newest ships, Oasis and Allure of the Seas, we offer a full-staffed Nursery, with childcare drop-off options day and night.
*A parent or caregiver MUST accompany children during all playgroup sessions
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
In addition to our Fisher Price Activities Menu and Juice and Unlimited Soda Packages for families, we've enhanced our family dining experience so parents and kids can have a more enjoyable vacation. My Family Time Dining offers Expedited Dining and Adventure Ocean Pickup Service, so kids can receive their meals within 40 minutes then join in on some onboard activities, while parents dine at their leisure. Our Children's Vitality Food menu offers options to help families promote and maintain healthier eating practices. Plus, on select nights, our youth staff hosts dinners in our casual restaurants where kids get to eat with other kids while parents enjoy the evening alone.
Time for Mom and Dad
Even on a vacation for the whole family, we understand that Mom and Dad sometimes need there own time together. Through Adventure Ocean we will stimulate your kids by day and further entertain them by night with our Late Night Party Zone. And now parents can relax during lunchtime with our new Lunch and Play program providing Adventure Ocean kids with lunch, movies, cartoons and free-play time between noon and 2 p.m. In addition our Sitters at Sea* program offers professional individualized childcare in your stateroom.
*Sitters at Sea in-stateroom babysitting must be booked through the Guest Services (Purser's Desk) at least 24 hours in advance. It cannot be booked prior to the cruise vacation and there is no guarantee that sitters will be available. The service is offered when personnel is available. Children MUST be at least 1 year old. Approximate Rate: $10.00 per hour for one or two children within the same family or $15.00 per hour for three children within the same family. Times and prices are subject to change without notice. Payment must be made in cash.
Throughout your family cruise vacation, we ask that your children respect the other guests onboard by not playing unsupervised on deck, in the lounges or on the dance floor, especially in the evening.
Please note: Due to Public health regulations, children in diapers, swim diapers, pull-ups, or who are not COMPLETELY toilet trained are not allowed in the pools, whirlpools, or H2O zone.
On the Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Freedom Class ships children in diapers, or who are not toilet trained may use the Baby Splash Zone specially designated for them.